Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Release Day Blitz: Never Too Late by Micalea Smeltzer

Title: Never Too Late
Series: Willow Creek #2
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
 Release Date: April 21, 2015


I’d never met anyone quite like Mathias Wade.

He was brooding and arrogant, but I loved him anyway.

Together we were wild and uncontained—a hurricane raging.

Then I had to leave, and words were exchanged that could never be undone.

But now I was back, and Mathias better watch out, because this bitch wasn’t finished with him.

Game. Set. Match.

All is fair in love and war, right?

Mathias Wade, the lead singer of Willow Creek, is used to getting everything he wants. Except for Remy Parker—the one that got away. Childhood friends that grew into more, Remy was the one constant in his life until she moved away. In anger, he lashed out and broke the only girl he ever loved. With temptation around every corner Mathias drowns his sorrow in women and alcohol. When the band returns to their hometown for the holidays the last thing Mathias expects is to run into Remy—but she’s back, and she’s not done with him.

Remy never forgot Mathias or the pain he caused her. When she moves back to the place she grew up to take care of her ailing grandma her heart is set on revenge. She’s determined to make Mathias fall in love with her all over again—only this time she’s going to break his heart.

But Mathias never stopped loving Remy—and she soon discovers that her feelings haven’t disappeared either.

Can two people too stubborn for their own good overcome their own demons and find the love they always deserved?

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4 Star Review by Jen Skewes

Never Too late is the second book in the Willow Creek series but could be read as a stand alone.  When I first met Mathias I could not wait for his story.  He seemed like such as complex individual.  He was angry and bitter and for the most part seemed to be a miserable person who was mad at the world.  We didn’t know that much about him other than that there was one girl from his past that broke his heart.  I could not wait to find out what it was that made Mathias the man that he is today.  And would the woman who possibly put the walls around his heart be able to break them down again? 

Remy and Mathias were together in high school.  They loved each other but even back then what they had together was a bit complicated.  Mathias had walls up back then and it had everything to do with his childhood.  But Remy was the one person who understood him, the one person he could open up to.  But when circumstances beyond their control forced them apart things got even more complicated, leaving Remy with a shattered heart. 

Remy is back in town to help her grandmother.  The last thing she wants is to run into the boy that broke her heart.  The boy who also happens to be all grown up, sexy as ever and a rock star.  But when Remy does see him, she has a plan.  She is still angry at Mathias for breaking her heart and walking away so easily, so she plans on crushing his heart just as he did to her.  But as she starts spending more time with Mathias she realizes that she is still in love with him and she also sees that maybe everything that happened all those years ago didn’t just affect her.  She wasn’t the only one who walked away with a broken heart that day.  Mathias still loves Remy and he is determined to get her to give him a second chance.  Will Mathias win back the heart of the only girl he ever loved?  And when secrets are revealed will it only ruin them in the end?

I loved Mathias!  He was such a complicated individual and at times his feelings and his emotions completely gave me whiplash.  I think he still loved Remy and knew how much so, but he was still scared.   He still held onto his past and his childhood and in a way didn’t think he was good enough because of it.  Deep down he may seem like a jerk who doesn’t care about anyone or anything.  He is grumpy at times and may not always do or say the right thing.  But he has a big heart and cares so much more than he lets on.  Remy was the perfet match for him.  She didn’t need the hearts and flowers which is something that Mathias is not.  She understood him, she knew why he was the way that he was but she also believed in him.  She believed that beneath the man everyone sees is a good guy who cares.  She just wished he saw what a good person he really was.  These two were perfect together and I was rooting for them to work it all out.

Micalea Smetzer did a great job with this story which is told in Remy’s point of view.  Mathias has a twin brother that we met in book one.  They are complete opposites in every way.  And that is what I loved about them, how different they were and how different their story was as well.  We get to see what caused the pain and anger that Mathis carries around.  We get to feel his emotions with him.  I loved watching him grow as a character, he wanted to be a better person, one that Remy deserved and I loved seeing the other side of him grow.  Remy was a great heroine who has such sass and I loved her for it.  She was hiding something from Mathias.  As the reader you know exactly what that secret is and the anticipation leading up to the moment that Mathias finds out is intense.  There a one particular scene that was so intense and emotional and left you wondering how these two would be able to come back from that.   And I hoped and prayed that they would. 

I love this series and cannot wait for Ezra’s story! 

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I jumped up on the counter and he moved to stand in front of me, bracing his hands beside my hips. I kicked my legs against the cabinets like a little kid as he stared down at me intensely. I wasn’t sure what he was looking for in my eyes, but he must have found it, because he cupped my cheek and leaned in.
“This feels like when we were younger,” he whispered. “Like no time at all has passed.” His words echoed my previous thoughts.
I closed my eyes, feeling his breath fan across my lips.
God, I’d missed him.
It didn’t seem possible to miss someone I’d grown to hate, but I did.
I was pretty sure that when someone like Mathias came into your life they were impossible to forget.
He was like the sun, burning so bright that even once he was gone I was still blinded.
“Did you ever miss me?” I asked. “Even once?” I held my breath, waiting for him to explode—because that was Mathias. He could be nice one minute and an asshole the next. I wouldn’t put it past him to kick me out for my question.
Instead he surprised me by leaning in impossibly closer and nuzzling my neck. “Always.”

Author Bio

Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling Young and New Adult author from Winchester, Virginia. She’s always working on her next book, and when she has spare time she loves to read and spend time with her family.

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